Seems like just yesterday that Saad Abdul-Salaam's penalty kick hit both posts and caromed away from the goal, keeping the Portland Timbers' hopes alive of winning the penalty kick shootout in the 2015 Western Conference Playoffs Knockout Round. But today, the page will finally turn from 2015 to 2016 as the first day of preseason, presented by Children's Mercy, kicks off in Tucson, Arizona.


Sporting KC will spend two weeks training in Tucson during the first leg of preseason with three scrimmages on the schedule (opponents TBD). Peter Vermes has 30 players in Arizona with Matt Besler (USA) and Marcel de Jong (Canada) currently with their respective national teams and Daniel Salloi set to join the team during the first week of camp. The senior team players are joined by four non-roster invitees: two players who were selected in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, Swope Park Rangers goalkeeper Zac Lubin and a 25-year-old former U.S. youth international defender who is expected to join the Swope Park Rangers this week.


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Senior Team Players

Abdul-Salaam
Saad
09/08/1991
Defender
Anor
Bernardo
05/12/1988
Midfielder
Davis
Brad
11/08/1981
Midfielder
de Jong
Marcel
10/15/1986
Defender
Dia
Amadou
06/08/1993
Defender
Dwyer
Dom
07/30/1990
Forward
Ellis
Kevin
06/30/1991
Defender
Espinoza
Roger
<span style="line-height: 20.8px;">10/25/1986</span>
<span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Midfielder</span>
Feilhaber
Benny
01/19/1985
Midfielder
Hallisey
Connor
02/09/1993
Midfielder
Kann
Alec
08/08/1990
Goalkeeper
Kempin
Jon
04/08/1993
Goalkeeper
Mapp
Justin
10/18/1984
Midfielder
Medranda
Jimmy
02/07/1994
Midfielder
Melia
Tim
05/15/1986
Goalkeeper
Mustivar
Soni
02/12/1990
Midfielder
Myers
Chance
12/07/1987
Defender
Nagamura
Paulo
03/02/1983
Midfielder
Nemeth
Krisztian
01/05/1989
Forward
Olum
Lawrence
07/10/1984
Midfielder
Okugo
Amobi
03/13/1991
Midfielder
Opara
Ike
02/21/1989
Defender
Palmer-Brown
Erik
04/24/1997
Defender
Peterson
Jake
01/27/1986
Forward
Quintilla
Jordi
10/25/1993
Midfielder
Salloi
Daniel
07/19/1996
Forward
Sinovic
Seth
01/28/1987
Defender
Zusi
Graham
08/16/1986
Midfielder

Non-roster invitees

Hajderovic
Faik
2016 SuperDraft selection
Midfielder
James
Ryan
2016 SuperDraft selection
Midfielder
Lubin
Zac
Swope Park Rangers
Goalkeeper